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RCMP say oil leak after CN train derails near Saskatchewan town, school closed

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The Canadian Press

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 12:08 PM -

A hazardous material crew is on the scene of a Canadian National train derailment in western Saskatchewan involving one rail car leaking oil.

RCMP say 16 CN train cars derailed this morning just outside of the Village of Landis, west of Saskatoon.

There was no information about the size of the oil leak and CN officials were not immediately available for comment.

The Saskatchewan government says one of the derailed train cars on its side is full of ethanol, but is not leaking.

Police say no one was injured, but the school in Landis has been closed for the day as a precaution.

Fire crews from nearby communities put out a grass fire caused by the derailment, but police say none of the rail cars caught fire.

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